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The Mischief Maker is at State House!
Nov 3, 2009, 17:24
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The Editorial Board of the Awareness Times newspaper noticed an attempt yesterday by our good colleagues at the We Yone newspaper to call the Awareness Times a "Mischief Maker", for merely alerting Sierra Leoneans of the fact that Nigerians felt bad about them in relation to an allegation that Sierra Leone did not vote for Nigeria for the UN Security Council Seat.

Prior to our publication, Sierra Leones Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Zainab Bangura had stormed the Voice of America (VOH) world wide radio network to pacify Nigerians on the said issue.

We really wonder how come we are now dubbed the "Mischief Maker" when the fact remains that we did not sit at State House and allow our private newspaper to refer to Nigerians as bogus, hyper materialistic, criminals, ritual murderers, 419 conmen, etc. etc. on the very same day (October 5) that Nigerians launched their bid for the UN Security Council seat.

We also want to inform our colleagues that all the Nigerian journalist did was to report what the Sierra Leone High Commissioner in Nigeria said.

If our colleagues want to know Nigerians feelings on the issue, they are advised to go to the Nigerian High Commissioner in Sierra Leone and ask him what he thinks.

And when they get the answer, they will know who the real "Mischief Maker" is.

The Editorial Board of the Awareness Times wants to take this opportunity to assure Nigerians, both in and out of Sierra Leone, that this newspaper recognizes them as wonderful, industrious and hard working people.

What come to mind whenever the name Nigeria is mentioned are respected models like Chinua Achebe,Wole Soyinka,Philip Emeagwali, etc. etc. etc.

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